Useful Links

USDA Rural Development Cooperative Resource Links

USDA Rural Development Magazine is published bimonthly. Links to the current and past issues can be found here.

USDA Rural Development Program information can be found here.

USDA Rural Development provides many publications, reports and educational materials. These are primarily authored by USDA staff, but include publications by University partners and other cooperative specialists. These publications can be found here.

Cooperative Development Centers Serving Rural Areas

As of November 8, 2016

The following centers focus on providing technical assistance to groups that wish to organize cooperatives as well as existing cooperative businesses.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund

Worker Co-ops and Ownership Conversions
Becoming Employee Owned
The Democracy at Work Institute

Retail Food Co-op Stores
Food Co-op Initiative

Home Care Worker Cooperatives and Long Term Care Issues
Cooperative Development Foundation